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Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrates after scoring against the Anaheim Ducks in overtime of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Landeskog's OT goal propels Avalanche to 3-2 win over Ducks

Jan. 23, 2021 1:42 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored 1:38 into overtime, Mikko Rantanen extended his goal-scoring streak to four games, and the Colorado Avalanche topped the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Friday night. Landeskog was initially stopped by Anaheim goalie John Gibson on a breakaway, but he got his own...

Nashville Predators center Matt Duchene (95) gains control of the puck next to Dallas Stars right wing Denis Gurianov (34) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Radulov, Pavelski 2 goals as Stars beat Preds 7-0 in opener

Jan. 23, 2021 12:32 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Anton Khudobin stared upward before Dallas' delayed season opener, watching as the Stars' Western Conference championship banner was unveiled high above the ice. The goalie then stopped 34 shots in his first season-opening start, and Dallas scored five power-play goals in a 7-0 win over the...

Arizona Coyotes center Christian Dvorak (18) battles with Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch (89) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Coyotes hand Golden Knights first loss of the season, 5-2

Jan. 23, 2021 12:26 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona lost one game at Vegas by blowing a two-goal lead and was blown out in another. This unique NHL season has some strange quirks to the schedule, so the Coyotes got a quick chance at payback. They took advantage with one of their best games of the season to knock the Golden...

Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, center, is congratulated by Minnesota Wild's Carson Soucy, left, and Nick Bjugstad after Parise scored against San Jose goalie Devan Dubnyk in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Parise gets winner for Wild in home opener over Sharks, 4-1

Jan. 23, 2021 12:04 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise helped arrange for Devan Dubnyk's family to attend the game. Then he scored on his friend and former teammate. Parise scored his first goal of the season to break a second-period tie, spurring the Minnesota Wild to a 4-1 victory over Dubnyk and the San Jose Sharks on...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) lifts the puck over New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin for a shootout goal during an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penguins rally past Rangers for 4-3 shootout victory

Jan. 22, 2021 11:00 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan is impressed with his team's resiliency. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach would just prefer it if his players didn't rely on it so much. Kris Letang scored in the final round of a shootout, and Pittsburgh beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night for its third straight...

Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd (26) celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74), left wing Jakub Vrana (13) and right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Short-handed Capitals beat Sabres 4-3 in SO in home opener

Jan. 22, 2021 10:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Knowing they'd be without Alex Ovechkin and three other prominent players for their home opener, the Washington Capitals talked about the gaping holes left in the lineup and then rallied around them. Playing without Ovechkin, center Evgeny Kuznetsov, defenseman Dmitry Orlov and goaltender...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, Peter Bevacqua, then CEO of the PGA of America, speaks during a news conference at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. NBC will shut down the NBC Sports Network at the end of the year. NBC Sports Chairman Bevacqua announced the move Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in an internal memo to staff. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

NBC to shut down NBC Sports Network at end of 2021

Jan. 22, 2021 6:40 PM EST

The NBC Sports Network, which is best known for its coverage of the NHL and English Premier League, will be going away at the end of the year. NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacqua announced the channel's shutdown on Friday in an internal memo to staff. “At the conclusion of 2021, we have decided that the best...

Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, left, carries the puck up ice against Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Torts and unhappy Dubois clash as Blue Jackets struggle

Jan. 22, 2021 3:32 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella and Pierre-Luc Dubois on Friday tried to turn down the heat on a growing rift that led to the star center's benching in a loss to Tampa Bay. One thing they agree on is that the play of the 22-year-old Dubois has been lacking in a season that...

Los Angeles Kings right wing Adrian Kempe, second from right, celebrates with center Anze Kopitar (11) after scoring a goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Kempe helps Kings rally past Avs for first win of season

Jan. 22, 2021 1:45 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first couple weeks of the Los Angeles Kings' season has been defined by blown leads. On Thursday night, they showed that they are able to come back after falling behind early. Adrian Kempe broke a tie with 3:50 left and Los Angeles Kings overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Colorado...

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) scores against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Boston. The Bruins won 5-4 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bruins rally past Flyers for 5-4 shootout win in home opener

Jan. 21, 2021 11:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk scored the lone goal in a shootout and the Boston Bruins won their home opener with a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. In a wild game, the Flyers (3-1-1) led 2-0 and 3-2 but the Bruins (2-1-1) scored four times in the third period on goals by rookie...